Barn Weekend – Aug 23 & 24

Weekend Event:  “In Celebration Of Barns” August 23rd and 24th

Saturday August 23rd 1pm to 5pm

barnThe public was invited to a reception from 1:00 to 5:00pm at the Morey-Devereaux Barn, where framed photographs of barns taken by members of the Columbia County Photo Club were on exhibit.

Also on display were several barn-themed short stories and exercises written by area children at the Austerlitz Historical Society’s first Children’s Writing Workshop on July 12th.

Live music was provided by High Country, an old-time group from the Finger Lakes.

Free!

 

Sunday August 24th 1pm to 5pm

Barns-of-New-YorkDoors opened at 1:00pm. Guests viewed framed photographs of barns taken by members of the Columbia County Photo Club, as well as barn-themed writings from local children.

A brief annual membership meeting was held at 2:00pm, followed by Cynthia Falk’s featured presentation on barns.

Ms. Falk, Associate Professor, Material Culture at The Cooperstown Graduate Program, SUNY Oneonta, discussed her book, Barns of New York: Rural Architecture of the Empire State (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012), which “explores and celebrates the agricultural and architectural diversity of the Empire State-from Long Island to Lake Erie, the Southern Tier to the North Country-providing a unique compendium of the vernacular architecture of rural New York.” The talk was illustrated by a PowerPoint presentation of Ms. Falk’s collected photographic images. The presentation took place in the Morey-Devereaux Barn, whose features served as direct visual reference points.

Refreshments were served and participants had another opportunity to view the photographs and examine on-site barns.

Live music was provided by High Country, an old-time group from the Finger Lakes.